Jinjiangli 锦江里: Home to the Majestic Ruishilou 瑞石楼: The most beautiful Diaolou building
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- Kaiping and the Diaolou / 开平雕楼
- Sanmenli Diaolou / 三门里
- Liyuan Diaolou / 立园
- Zili / 自立
- Majianglong / 马降龙
- Jinjiangli / 锦江里
Jinjiangli Home to the most beautiful Diaolou building: Last but not least, JinJiangli 锦江里. The village of Jinjiangli is the furthest Diaolou Cluster from Kaiping and is home to what many believe to be the most spectacular Diaolou building: the Ruishilou 瑞石楼.
With its unmistakable Indian Raj design, pillars and colourful decorations, the Ruishilou seems from the distance to be a part of Mughal India dumped in the middle of a classical southern Chinese landcsape; it really is an extraordinary sight as you approach the village and this imperial looking building comes into view, looming over the rice paddies.
However, Jinjiangli is more than just one Diaolou. There are several other splendid examples of Diaolou in the village, as well as some marvellous vernacular buildings.Continue reading “Jinjiangli Home to the most beautiful Diaolou building”